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Deaths from covid recorded in South Kesteven and Rutland

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Further deaths from covid have been recorded in the area as cases continue to rise.

During the past week, four deaths within 28 days of a positive covid test have been recorded in South Kesteven.

The latest fatality brings the number of deaths recorded in the district to 311, up from 307.

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According to figures released by Public Health England yesterday (January 11), South Kesteven's seven-day infection rate stands at 1,575 cases per every 100,000 people with 2,048 people who have tested positive in the past week.

Throughout the pandemic, 28,672 cases have been recorded in the county, equating to about 20.5 per cent of the population.

In Rutland, a further death has also been recorded bringing the number of people who have lost their lives within 28 days of a positive test to 73.

The county has seen 510 new confirmed cases recorded in the past week with the infection rate standing at 1,480 positive tests per every 100,000 people.

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